Another day I thought to myself: why don’t I have any knitted headwear that I’d love to wear on a daily basis? I live on a cold climate after all and those headpieces are so fast and nice to knit. Then I started to collect a list of properties of my preferred knitted headwear.
It should be simple. Allthough I love skillfully made embellishments, my everyday style is more or less minimalistic and straightforward, so there is no order for frills this time.
In spite of that it should add some spice to my everyday outfits AND look good on top of my locks.
I would love if there were several ways to wear it.
It should be made of 100% wool.
It should leave no marks on forehead when weared extended times – i want a loose knit.
It should be large enough to cover all my hair – even when my mane is in it’s long state.
And ohh, what if it would go well together with my beloved Lumi Accessories handbag!
So I took my DPN:s and some worsted weight wool in perfect petroleum blue shade to meet some friends of mine at the local pub. Few hours of knitting with couple of pints of decent lager and I had a simple ribbed hat on my needles. On the next morning (there was no hangover, if you asked) I fitted and finished Cilla – a slouchy convertible ribbed beanie of mine.
The basic form is all about the slouchiness and the size – just right, roomy enough to cover the hair and give a nice silhouette. And I love the bold colour, too!
It can be easily moulded to resemble a beret. (Gee, I hate to model my crafts…). This form can be emphasized even more by wet blocking the beanie to shape.
Or the edge can be turned up for a sporty version of a beanie (not exactly my preferred style but might be handy sometimes…).
And here we go: this is my first free pattern!
Download the PDF here. NOTE: pattern updated for sizing information!
To be honest there is not much pattern in this, but I really needed something very simple to start with, just to get going easily. And I wanted to sample some fonts and basic layout of a pattern. All feedback about pattern, instructions, layout etc. is highly appreciated!